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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine is a version of our Old Dipsea Barleywine that has been aged in Bourbon Barrels for about a year. This ageing contributes wood and bourbon flavors to the beer. The micro-oxygenation that occurs in the barrels mellows and smoothes out the high alcohol as dried and over-rip fruit characters evolve. Sometimes we add wild yeast for another layer of complexity.

2008 Vintage: Aged in 12-year Old Fitzgerald Barrels for 10 Weeks. *Unfiltered.
2009 Vintage: Aged in 20-year Old Fitzgerald Barrels for 10 months - bottled 01/09/09

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle (2012): The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and toffee. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency when held to the light. It has a one finger khaki head that fades to a thin film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a touch of molasses. The finish has moderate vanilla, light-moderate bourbon, oak, light maple syrup, and just a hint of mint. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent example of what I like in a barrel aged Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
10 ounce sample on tap at Preserve in Winters, CA. 2012 vintage. The aroma has some peaty bourbon and sweet vanilla primarily. Some molasses essence is also present. Pretty quaffable. Opaque ruddy mahogany body with a small, yellowish head present. Starts sweet, sugary, and malty. Almost a bubble gum flavor, followed by a little buttery diacetyl, too. Nice bourbon flavor in the middle. Finishes sweet. Ethanol is hidden well. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2012 bottle, purchased at BeerCraft in Rohnert Park and shared last night. Pours dark amber with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes sweet with practically no bitterness, but surprisingly not cloying. Right up my alley for what I like most in a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22. 2012, opened August 2013. Thanks, G! Pours a clear medium amber with bright golden brown edges. Very scant light tan head that does not stick around for long. Mild sweet nose, showing bourbon and some sweet heavily caramelized malt. Sticky thick full body. Caramel, toffee, molasses, apricot, vanilla...sweet but not cloying. Definitely very little hop presence. Very nice but not a bruiser and not overly developed in any one direction--very balanced. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Wow... Bubblegum, caramel, and sweet fruit. Great beer with a lot of character and a little alcohol bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle, ’12 vintage. Clear brown pour with a fleeting white head. Bourbon and caramel malt aromas. Sweet and delicious with loads of caramel malts, dark fruits, velvety smooth bourbon and woody back beats. A fantastic barrel aged barley wine with a very nice mouthfeel and balance. Impressive....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is candied sugar, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is sweet with a touch of sour. Medium bodied and somewhat slick. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3398) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
15 mar 2013, bottle. Light but brown. Nose s balsamic vinaigrette. Tastes of balsamic vinaigrette and bacon. Something is the matter with this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3068) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. 2009 vintage The beer is a hazy orange hue with a small, oily, beige head. The aroma offers plenty of oak, with additional notes of bourbon, butter, caramels, roast. The flavor brings lots of wood, a light tannic quality, caramels. Medium bodied with moderatley low carbonation. Smooth on the palate. Overall, this was pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-13-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Lots of tannic barrel even at 3 years old. Very delicious rum raisins and bourbon. Not as smooth as it could be but that’s just me...

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